It's summertime, and the cooking's easy! With the newest recipes from Better Homes and Gardens, you can make something amazing with fresh produce, throw a delicious backyard party, or stir up a truly refreshing cocktail.
All versions of classic Southern succotash inlcude lima beans and corn, but we've taken it one step further with butterhead lettuce, chicken, bacon, and a creamy avocado dressing. If you can't find fresh lima beans, frozen are just as high-quality.
Make-ahead potluck salads don't get any tastier than this honeydew, cucumber, and melon medley. A lemony vinaigrette and sprinkle of tangy feta cheese add a little zip. Don't forget to rinse your onions to tame their strong flavor.
Every bite of our balsamic-and-strawberry salad tastes like summer. Make the crunchy fricos, Italian for "little trifles," by cooking finely shredded cheese in a skillet until bubbly and slightly brown at the edges. You'll never go back to croutons again!
Fresh zucchini gets all dolled up in this simple summer salad. Sliced lengthwise and grilled until tender, zucchini pairs beautifully with fresh mozzarella, dill, and a sprinkle of lemon juice.
The secret to this sparkling bourbon cocktail is its homemade blackberry-rosemary syrup. Store the syrup for up to a week in the fridge—leftovers are divine on vanilla ice cream.
See how easy it is to make this refreshing summer drink recipe.
Turn your regular romaine salad on its head by grilling it! Smoky grilled corn and juicy cherry tomatoes mingle with a tangy Dijon vinaigrette and creamy crumbled ricotta salata.
One bite of a warm, toasty grilled doughnut and you'll be hooked on this simple summer treat. They're even better dunked into our strawberry and mint dips. For a special touch, dust doughnuts with cinnamon, nutmeg, or cardamom before grilling.
Just like the classic cocktail, this easy dip is light and minty. It's also the perfect summery accompaniment to our hot-off-the-grill doughnuts.
Our easy steak recipe starts with a simple spice rub that's bold enough for grown-ups but mild enough that the kids will like it, too. Serve with a tangy mole-flavored barbecue sauce or our homemade parsley-and-cilantro chimichurri sauce.
See how to make chimichurri sauce in your blender with our easy step-by-step instructions.
Chimichurri sauce, a traditional Argentine herb puree, is a hot trend for summer. Our version blends parsley and cilantro with spices, garlic, and olive oil. You'll want to keep this recipe on hand to use on steak, chicken, or grilled vegetables.
This 30-minute pasta dinner is packed with the fresh flavors of Broccolini, arugula, and dill. Using fully cooked chicken sausage, a leaner alternative to regular pork sausage, cuts the calories in this meal.
We've combined Dad's two favorite foods, bacon and chocolate, to create an easy homemade chocolate bar that's sweet, savory, and the perfect Father's Day treat. Store it in the fridge for up to three days.
It's easier than you think to make crisp vegetable chips right at home. We used jicama, a popular Mexican turnip; daikon, a white Asian turnip; and radishes to make our crunchy chips that are ready in just 30 minutes. Serve them with our caramelized onion dip.
Make this easy party dip up to a day ahead of time. The sweet, mellow tang of caramelized onions makes this garlic-loaded dip the perfect accompaniment to homemade veggie chips.
Cucumber and elderflower liqueur add a crisp, floral twist to the traditional gin and tonic. A cucumber spear is a tasty edible garnish.
Light and refreshing, our basil-infused cocktail is bursting with fresh watermelon. Use aged rum to deepen the flavor, and freeze thin wedges of watermelon ahead of time to use as a garnish and ice spear.
Our delicate twist on the classic Tom Collins features vodka and rose syrup. A splash of Campari tames the floral notes, while a sugared lemon adds an elegant garnish.
Yellow cherry tomatoes lend their sweetness to our surprisingly delicious spin on the margarita. Top off this showstopping party drink with a skewer of grilled tomatoes.
Beer cocktails are hot right now, and we embraced the trend with a perfectly sweet and spicy drink that includes a touch of citrus soda, a simple homemade apricot syrup, pale ale, and thin slices of serrano chile. It's the perfect drink for chips and guacamole on the deck.
Pile your brats with a fresh summer slaw that gets a hint of sweetness from fresh blueberries and a whole bunch of crunch from sliced cucumbers. Serve extra slaw as a side salad.
Grilling asparagus and Broccolini until crisp-tender gives these easy summer vegetables a flicker of smoky flavor that is irresistible when topped with our creamy blender hollandaise.
Hollandaise sauce is no longer relegated to the breakfast table. Our 10-minute blender version features a touch of tarragon and a hint of lemon. It's outstanding on grilled summer vegetables and can be made up to eight hours head of time.
Kiwifruit in salsa? Trust us, you'll love it. Cucumber, avocado, and fresh basil combine with kiwi, lime juice, and a sprinkle of chili powder. It's a light and easy salsa recipe that you'll want to use all summer long.